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Immigrants hid in duffel bags

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posted on Sep, 22 2006 @ 07:26 AM

FALFURRIAS, Texas (AP) -- Agents working an immigration checkpoint found three illegal immigrants hidden in sealed nylon duffel bags, Customs and Border Protection said Thursday. None of the immigrants found during the two consecutive stops Wednesday was harmed. All declined medical attention, though agents said they were sweating profusely. In the first stop, agents searched a Dodge Durango with a Border Patrol dog after the driver and passenger appeared nervous. They found five people, including a woman and 5-year-old in a zipped duffel bag. The driver, a 39-year-old U.S. citizen, and the passenger, a 23-year-old U.S. citizen, were arrested and charged with alien smuggling. Agents then searched the next vehicle after seeing a foot move under the back seat. Agents found four illegal immigrants, one concealed in a duffel bag The driver, a 23-year-old U.S. citizen, was arrested and charged with alien smuggling The immigrants were returned to Mexico

Man they stop at nothing to get into the US.

Ok, I have no clue how they fit into those bags. They are lucky they didnt suffcate.

[edit on 22-9-2006 by Shar]

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